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West Coast Rap Artist Schoolboy Q Buys McLaren 12C For 29th Birthday

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Whether you’re a fan of hip-hop music or not, you still can appreciate the premium vehicles owned by some of these rappers today, especially if you’re the type of person that enjoys extremely fast cars.

Approximately one week after undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. blew everyone’s minds when he bought a $3.5 million Bugatti Veyron, rap artist Schoolboy Q decided to treat himself to a new vehicle too, but he went the less expensive route with a McLaren 12C.

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Congrats to @groovyq #mclaren on his bday #clm #forgiato

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The California rapper’s new McLaren 12C comes with a mid-mounted 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which combine to produce approximately 614 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, this McLaren is capable of rocketing from 0-to-60 mph in only 2.9 seconds and features a top speed of 204 mph.

The McLaren 12C’s chassis is made out of carbon fiber composite and the vehicle was listed for $241,900 when it was initially released, which is well below the $3.5 million that Mayweather paid for his Bugatti, but at least Schoolboy Q isn’t living out of a Honda Accord like Ronda Rousey did before she made it big in the UFC.

Maybe if Mr. Q’s sophomore album sells well, then he’ll be able to upgrade to a Mercedes like Drake recently did with his purchase of a $500,000 Maybach Pullman.

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News Sources: Car and Driver, Auto Evolution

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    Samuel Huist is easily the tallest member (6-feet 5-inches) of the The News Wheel team. He enjoys listening to hip-hop music and loves watching NBA basketball. Sam is also a Dayton, Ohio native and doesn’t seem to mind that distinction as much anymore. His first car was a 1996 Ford Taurus he could barely fit in. Like many young folks, he seemed more concerned about the radio in his first car than actually doing the work to maintain an automobile, so sadly it’s no longer with us. See more articles by Samuel.